Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016   1 comment


Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016  –  200 Years of Excellence

 

Penang Free School is a secondary school located on Green Lane (officially Jalan Masjid Negeri), George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Penang Free School is the first English-medium school in Southeast Asia, and is the oldest recorded school in the country. Alumni are known as “Old Frees”. There is a history of rivalry with St. Xavier’s Institution, another of Penang’s premier schools, which also claims to be Malaysia’s oldest school.

History

The school was founded by Rev. Robert Sparke Hutchings on 21 October 1816, on the island of Penang, Malaya. Its first headmaster was Mr. William Cox 1816-1821. Its premises on Farquhar Street first housed the Hutchings School, but is now the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. In 1928, the school moved to its current location on Green Lane(officially Jalan Masjid Negeri). The school hosted the first communist cell ever to penetrate a Malayan school. Several of the schoolmasters were socialist in outlook and encouraged the formation of the cell, which produced a cadre of communist leaders who made their careers in China. The communist cell was suppressed in the late 1930s.

The school received cluster school status from the Malaysian Ministry of Education in 2007.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 - 200 Years of Excellence

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 – 200 Years of Excellence

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